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Polyp In Biden’s Colon Was Benign, Potentially Pre-Cancerous

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are greeted before boarding Air Force one at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, en route to Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(AP) — A doctor’s report says the polyp removed from President Joe Biden’s colon last week was a benign, slow-growing but potentially pre-cancerous lesion that required no further action. The president’s physician, Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, says in a memo released Wednesday that the polyp was similar to one removed from Biden in 2008. O’Connor recommended routine surveillance that normally calls for another colonoscopy in seven to 10 years. The website of the Mayo Clinic says most colon polyps are harmless but adds that the best prevention for colon cancer is regular screening for and removal of polyps.

 

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